Career Testing
Career Testing
Career Testing
WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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Finding a Job with the Government of South Africa

The South African government provides excellent career opportunities to those who satisfy the prerequisites set by the public service sector. Eligible individuals, who are motivated and seek employment within a progressive and equal opportunities organization, are encouraged to apply for jobs in the public sector in South Africa.

Searching for government jobs

Candidates can browse available job vacancies by visiting the Department of Public Service and Administration website, which advertises all government related job posts and updates job lists regularly. Public service jobs are also listed in the weekly Public Service Vacancy Circular. Additionally, there are several recruitment sites that cater to government related job vacancies, including: The Reserve Bank, Career Junction, Employ SA and Careerjet.

The application process

Accommodating the needs of individuals from all backgrounds and ethnicities, the South African Government Services website provides a comprehensive overview of the application process for government jobs in 11 different languages.

The application process is relatively straightforward:

  • Simply download the ‘Application for Employment in the Public Service’ form (Z83). This form can be found on the DPSA website.

  • Complete this form and attach your CV if required. Depending on the job you are applying for you may need to attach copies of your educational qualifications, ID, and other personal documents.

  • Once all the necessary documents are complied and the application form is completed, you must submit thee to the governmental department of the vacancy you are applying for.

  • A medical examination may be requested from you, depending on the type of employment you seek with the government.

Candidates who are successful in their application for a position with the South African government can expect excellent working conditions and employee benefits.

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